Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Busy Little Bee

Sometimes it feels like I am creating things at a snails pace when out of the blue a friend comments and says, "Wow! How do you make things so quickly??" I always want to respond with a "who me?" or just a stunned look on my face because I feel like a turtle running through molasses...but after some reflecting I realized that I really do get things done pretty quickly! Here's a look at a few of my completed projects this year....

1. My most important project! My sister's wedding quilt. I am EXTREMELY pleased with how it turned out and I am so happy they will get the chance to snuggle it for years to come. 

2. A lovely little unnamed mini. For my birthday (in August) I did a giveaway in which one person got some of my favorite things and then whomever they tagged got a special little mini just for them. Well, here it is! Way later than I hoped but I'm still in love with it. How can you go wrong with Cotton + Steel and April Rhodes in one little mini? 

3. My happy little mini for the #happyunicornswap ! This swap is hosted by the lovely and talented @karriofberries  In my mind I think that if Poseidon had a unicorn, this is how it would look. It will be hard to send it off to its new home!

4. I have had this sweet little lap quilt sitting waiting to be loved for several months and I am so pleased that it is finally completed! When I was at my sister's wedding I heard her friend tell the story of their struggle to raise money for their adoption and my heart was moved to finish this quilt and donate it for a raffle to help them out. Ultimately I believe the raffle was very successful for them and hopefully the new owner will cherish it for a very long time! 

5. This is another of my once forgotten projects....I loved all the bright colors but ultimately wanted to be able to gift it which meant finding the PERFECT new owner. And wouldn't you know, my sister had a close friend with a new baby on the way that would fit perfectly with this bright and cheerful quilt so off it went to its new home! I hope their baby girl loves it as much as I do!

I'm fairly certain I have about a million more projects either nearly done or finished in the past few months but I complete so many that I am losing track! Now I'm wonder if my friends who think I'm speedy are completely right..... 

What have you finished lately?? 

Sew until next time, 
Tiffany Anne 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mini Quilt Addict

Hi, my name is Tiffany and I have a confession.

I'm addicting to participating in mini quilt swaps.


There. I said it. Now you all know the truth.

I am so excited to say that I too have joined the massive crowd participating in the swap hosted by @curly_boy1 !!

There's just something so fantastic about making something special for someone without them knowing! It's why I tend to keep baby quilts secret instead of consulting the new mamas on design and's just so much more fun to present something they had no idea was coming to them! I also have a deep seated belief that it's not acceptable to keep any mini quilts I make because all mini quilts on my wall need to come from someone else...which clearly means I must participate in as many swaps as possible to fill my walls...right?

I can't wait to get assigned my partner and start dreaming up the perfect mini for them to enjoy! If you haven't joined yet it's not too late {yet!} head on over to Sandy's blog and fill out the google doc registration form! I hope to see you all under the hashtag #IGminiswap in the coming months.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sewvivor - Sew Long Sanity - Tiffany Ford

I have decided to submit an audition for this season of Sewvivor and I am extremely excited! I have only been sewing for a little more than a year and I really only got plugged into the online community 6-8 months ago so this is my first time ever hearing about the competition and I think it is brilliant!

For more information on the contest in general, click on their blog HERE.

For my audition I decided to submit my favorite quilt I have made thus far. Not only because I love all the stars and of course Lizzy House is a brilliant fabric designer. But also because ... look at all this BLUE! It's gorgeous! I love it. 

I'm so proud of how this quilt turned out because it is one of the first quilts that I started with a unique vision for and seeing it fulfill all of my hopes and dreams was such a fantastic feeling. 

I started out with a fantastic bundle from Amanda at Westwood Acres. I remembering seeing the fabric multiple places and wanting to buy as much of it as possible but at that point it was no longer being printed so I had to wait and wait and wait until FINALLY Amanda found some hidden on a shelf somewhere and she kept it in reserve for me. I was so excited to get a hold of this gorgeous fabric.

I'm the kind of quilter who has a hard time utilizing the same pattern more than once. Is anyone else like that? I just feel like if I'm going to make something and spend hours and hours on it then it might as well be something I've never attempted before, right?  So I picked this fabulous pattern from V and Co - link HERE - and did somethings I had never done before. I had never done anything with a 9 patch and I had never attempted wonky stars before so it was a whole never adventure and I LOVED it. 

The funny thing is the making of this quilt was spread out over several months and multiple quilts were started and finished all while this was up on the design wall. Why? Well what makes better decor than your favorite quilt in progress hanging on your makeshift design wall! 

Eventually it was finished!!! Hurray! 

On this quilt I decided to try some of my brand new FMQ skills but with a twist. I wanted to push myself to a whole new level. I wanted to quilt stars into it! And I did! 

This is absolutely one of my favorite elements of this quilt! Not just because you have to look closely to see the special little details, but also because I tried something new and found out that I could do even more than I could ever imagine. 

I am so proud of every single part of my finished creation! 

Good luck to every one else turning in an audition. I look forward to seeing tons of unique projects from whatever talented quilters the judges choose. 

May the odds be ever in your favor! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Hey Everyone!

I have made so many quilty friends via Instagram over the last year and I decided to take the leap and start a blog that matches my Instagram name. So if you follow me on Instagram @sewlongsanity then you’re in the right place! Hello again friends!

I can’t guarantee what exactly I will post on here or when exactly I will post on here but I am going to attempt to work that out. I can promise that you can look forward to seeing a post with my entry for Sew-viver and I definitely want to write a how I got started post.

Sew until next time,

Have a great day

Tiffany Anne